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Kittisaro's Dharma Talks
Kittisaro
Kittisaro, from Tennessee, a Rhodes Scholar and a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years including 15 years as a Theravada monk in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah. He is also a practitioner of Pure Land and Chan Buddhism. He is co-founder, with Thanissara of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in South Africa and has completed two year long retreats. Kittisaro currently lives in the North Bay, California, teaches at IMS and Spirit Rock, and is co-author of Listening to the Heart, A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism.
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2017-11-24 Dissolving the Walls of the Mind with Love (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:12
The power and blessings of Metta. Hatred is never overcome by hatred, only by love. The relationship of wisdom and compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace and Gratitude
2017-11-22 Beyond the Tangle of Thought 35:49
Sakka's question to the Buddha-Why do People wanting to live in peace and harmony end up living in conflict and hate?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace and Gratitude
2017-11-21 The magnetic Pull of the Unconditioned (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:15
The liberating key is noticing change. Peace.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace and Gratitude
2017-11-19 Morning Instructions Day 2-Samadhi: The Blameless Pleasure Principle (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:55
Unification of Body, mind, and Heart. The functions of Samadhi. The Buddha's 4 guidelines on mindfulness of the breath: The long breath, the short breath, experiencing the whole body, and calming the body as you breathe in and out.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace and Gratitude
2017-11-18 Metabolizing the Momentum of our Lives (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:44
Right View, not getting somewhere, but arriving more fully in the here and now. Timeless luminous heart. Reorganizing the judging mind. Cultivating the Jhana factors.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace and Gratitude
2017-10-24 The Alchemy Of Kindness: From "Locked In" to the Immeasurable. 61:49
The simile of the salt crystal. Cultivating measureless states of mind to dissolve obstructions. The transformative power of kindness generosity.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-19 Moving Beyond Duality 39:50
Form is not different from emptiness. Reflections on the Heart Sutra. Kuan Yins method of contemplation. Turning the mind to the doorless.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-17 The Akaliko (timeless) Dharma 62:38
"Beings lose sight of the "Original Brightness" Taking a bubble to be the whole ocean. Papanca (conception proliferation) and the ending of that. The mysterious Dharma, words fall silent before it.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-10 Attending To The Immovable 62:00
"Turn your mind to the deathless" Relationship of change to changeless. Putting down the burden.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-09 The Extraordinary Power Of Contemplating Impermanence. 35:25
Evan a finger snap of developing the perception of impermanence. "Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is unknown, and now is the knowing"
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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